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Goodhue County Applications issued to: Brent Sayler, West Fargo, N.D., and Heather Sunderland, Cannon Falls. Greg Slouber, Red Wing, and Linda Jaso, Bridgeview, Ill. Timothy Hinz, Red Wing, and Janice St. Dennis, Red Wing. Keith Meyers, Cannon Falls, and Tamara Elias, Cannon Falls. Matthew Quade and Rebecca Poetter, Randolph, Minn. Cory Benda and Sara Larson, both of Wanamingo. Charles Condon and Melanie Condon, Kenyon. Scott Linaman and Ashley Husbyn, both of Kenyon.
Despite increased security concerns in and around the facility, several members of the Senate Commerce and Utilities Committee toured the Prairie Island nuclear plant Friday. They also met with representatives from the Prairie Island Indian Community and officials from Xcel Energy and Nuclear Management Corp. The committee, which is led by Sen. Ellen Anderson, D-St. Paul, likely will be called upon this session to consider legislation granting more dry-cask storage at Prairie Island. Legislation passed in 1994 allowed for 17 casks on an outdoor storage pad.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- The Red Wing gymnastics team had its best score of the season and finished fourth at the Missota Conference meet Friday. The Wingers scored a season-best 134.040 and also had season-best totals on the balance beam and floor exercises. Northfield won the meet with 144.80, New Prague took second with 142.50, Prior Lake was third at 135.85 and Farmington placed fifth with 122.45. "No matter how we placed in this meet, we wouldn't have moved ahead of Prior Lake since they beat us twice this season," Coach Beth Mayer said.
On a spit of public land five miles as the crow flies from Faribault, Minn., where the cottontails run big, Fergus Gavin surveys the terrain and takes a knee as his three hounds restlessly quiver and pulse, the bells around their necks jingling. "Should I run 'em here?" says the 13-year-old seventh-grader to his father, Larry, who follows 20 yards behind. It was a rhetorical question, for Fergus is the Gavin Clan's resident beagle scholar and handler, and Larry, a high school English teacher and oft-published poet, is merely riding shotgun today.
Valentine music on tap in area The Valentine's weekend music options include local coffeehouses and clubs in addition to theaters. On Feb. 14, Blue Moon After Hours will present classical guitarist Daniel Drubach. The Colleen Raye Duo will entertain in Jimmy's Pub at the St. James Hotel, and the Austin Healy Band is booked at the Woodshed Bar. The Feb. 15 schedule has an ethnic sound.
Arnold-Knutson Bill and Cindy Arnold of Frontenac and Bob and Marilyn Knutson of Red Wing announce the engagement of their children, Kelly Lynn Arnold and Daniel Alan Knutson of Ellsworth. She graduated in 1996 from Lincoln High School in Lake City and works in the office at Norwood Promotional Products. He graduated in 1983 from Central High School and is a foreman at Cleary Building Corp., Ellsworth. An April wedding in First Lutheran Church is planned. Cady-Freedman Angela Cady and Jason Freedman announce their engagement.
To The Editor: Since the article (R-E, Jan. 25) and the one in the Pierce County Herald, which was more comprehensive, many people are confused and asking questions. Here are the facts. We are not closing, We have not sold the Harbor Bar, nor have we been issued an offer to sell. I was used as an example as to why they need to buy out flood-prone properties in an article in the Washington Post newspaper and by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind. Yet I have been refused relocation on two occasions.
TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Pierce Democrats Pierce County Democrats will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Courthouse Annex in Ellsworth.
AMBULANCE RUNS Friday: Daniel Goodman from 1808 Chakya St. to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 10:22 a.m.; John Kemmerer from N3998 970th St. to hospital, 10:23 a.m.
To The Editor: My colleague, Sen. Steve Murphy, recently received undue criticism for his position on ethanol and the millions of dollars that taxpayers spend on this program. It is important to note that Murphy has been a champion of this program as well as many other agriculture endeavors. As chairman of the Agriculture Committee, Murphy led the charge on nearly every piece of legislation benefiting farmers.